Granted, this type subject is not a normal issue here but I think as Americans and UPSers we should keep things like this in mind. A recent Dept. of Defense report looks at China from a strategic defense perspective. http://www.dod.gov/news/Jul2005/d20050719china.pdf For those not fans of the Bush adminstration nor the neo-conservative influence it's also ironic today the American Enterprise Institute is holding a conference discussing this very report and subject. Be interesting to see the comments in the weeks ahead from the neo-con talking heads and policy wonks in light of this report and conference. JMO.